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Regis Prograis to sign with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing


A new promoter has been selected by Regis Prograis.


With Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing, the WBC super lightweight champion is anticipated to sign a three-fight contract. The 34-year-old Prograis' fights will be broadcast by DAZN around the world as part of that agreement.


Prograis' debut match under his new contract is most likely going to happen this summer against an unnamed opponent.


The native of New Orleans, Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs), choose to work with Hearn's organisation over an offer from Bob Arum's Top Rank Inc.


The former WBA 140-pound champion would have had opportunities to compete on ESPN against opponents like the victor of the upcoming Josh Taylor-Teofimo Lopez fight, former WBC/WBO 140-pound champion Jose Ramirez, and unbeaten challenger Arnold Barboza Jr. if Prograis had agreed to a five-fight commitment from Arum's company. Top Rank has all of Taylor, Lopez, Ramirez, and Barbosa promoted.


Candidates for the junior welterweight division Jack Catterall, Richardson Hitchins, and Liam Paro are a few of the Matchroom-affiliated boxers who Prograis might meet in the main events broadcast on DAZN.


Prograis also made the decision to establish Rougarou Promotions in honour of his stage name. The fights will be co-promoted by Matchroom and Rougarou Promotions thanks to Matchroom's exclusive content agreement with DAZN.


Prograis previously was promoted by Probellum, which announced his signing in October 2021. He parted ways with promoter Lou DiBella in 2020.


On June 10, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York, Taylor will defend his WBO junior welterweight title against Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) in the headline event that ESPN will broadcast.


Prograis has made no secret of his desire to rematch with Taylor and to face Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs). Over the past few years, Prograis has repeatedly called Ramirez out for "ducking" him.

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